Before the season began, it was unclear how the right side of the Rams’ offensive line would shake out. Rob Havenstein had experience at both guard and tackle, while Jamon Brown played all across the offensive line in 2016.
Sean McVay dabbled with each player lining up at both right guard and right tackle throughout training camp, but it became evident that Brown was best suited inside with Havenstein on the edge.
After the first five weeks of the season, there were some doubting Brown’s ability to play right guard for the Rams. While he was doing well as a run blocker, he struggled mightily in pass protection.
According to Pro Football Focus, no guard allowed more pressures than Brown in the first five games. Since then, he’s turned into one of the best guards in the NFL over the course of the past five weeks.
After allowing the most pressures throught the first five weeks and having the lowest pass blocking efficiency, Brown now leads all guards with only one pressure and the highest PBE https://t.co/uqa806Xc0N
— PFF LA Rams (@PFF_LARams) November 13, 2017
Highest pass blocking efficiency among guards over the last five weeks (min. 100 pass blocking plays):
1. Jamon Brown (LA) – 99.4
t-2. James Hurst (BAL) – 98.7
t-2. David DeCastro (PIT) – 98.7
4. Joe Thuney (NE) – 98.6
5. John Jerry (NYG) – 98.4
— Zoltán Buday (@PFF_Zoltan) November 13, 2017
Brown’s elevated play has made the offensive line as a whole much better. He hasn’t allowed a single sack all season and has been called for holding only once. He’s played a big role in keeping Jared Goff upright with the team only allowing 13 sacks all season.